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Wednesday, October 03, 2007


  Book Review Articles


From September 27, 2007 to October 03, 2007

Fresh Print

Sarat Chandra Mishra’s Public Affairs, Governance and Management is a book that recommends itself to us with its simple and clear exposition and effective style of expression.

Veiled Secrets

Since its renaissance during the last century, most of the great works in Arabic fiction have come from Egypt and very little from Saudi Arabia.

Scholar With A Banker's Mind

A few months back, I had the privilege to listen to Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank at the Sophia College Auditorium in Mumbai.

Towards Darkness

Thee following is an excerpt from the book, Values Devalued: Indira to Rao, by BP Saha, printed here with the permission of the writer.

Why Nehru Opposed Us

The book, India and the United States: Politics of the Sixties, by Kalyani Shankar, provides insights into the India-US relationship in the 1960s.

Hindu Gods In Hindi Cinema

Indian cinema is probably the most analysed, dissected and diagonised aspect of the country's values and culture.

To Another Script

You can’t buy a ticket to Bollywood,” writes Stephen Alter in his new book . “It’s just an idea that flashes like a neon sign.”

The 'Wild' And The Beautiful!

In this book the reader will find interesting research based purely on observation.

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of...

Dreams are a guide to our unconscious self and not necessarily a reflection of our repressed mind or our 'collective unconscious'.

A Web Of All Things Nice

Silken Web’! What an entrancing title, so apt for the array of poems sprouting effortlessly from the creative landscape of the featured poets’ hearts.

Scorched Roots

The book scores because it comes up with a story that is deeply discussable, but it is disappointing in the clunkiness of its writing.

To A Father Extraordinary

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa’s son has come up with an insightful biography of his father.

Pirates In The Cyberworld

Copyright has always been a sprawling mess because of the opacity of copyright laws.

One Hundred Years Of Glory

This book collects a variety of articles, including the classic 1905 paper by Albert Einstein on special relativity,

Of Lost Worlds And Timeless Spaces

In 1977, the year she passed away, Kesarbai Kerkar’s unforgettable rendition of raga Bhairavi, “Jaat kahan ho”, literally reached the celestial heights.


The ability to shape and influence the mass media has come to be regarded as a key aspect of modern political management.

A Novel Attempt

Shabari is a novel attempt by Baraguru Ramachandrappa. Fiction based on the lived life of a community is of great significance to Kannada literature, considering the times and the circumstances.

Out With The Tyranny Of Secrecy

The news that the CBI has initiated proceedings against Maj Gen V.K.Singh, the author of the book India's External Intelligence:

To Measure Poverty, You May Have To Go Chak

The Nayakrishi Andolon (New Agriculture Movement) in Bangladesh experiments with an alternative to micro-credit.

Quite A Mouthful

Titles are getting longer by the day to enable browsers to get the gist at a glance.

Print Pick

The laidback lifestyle and moderate climate of the Doon Valley and its surroundings make it the ideal destination that it is.

To A Father Extraordinary

This is a son’s tribute to an extraordinary father. Titled “Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa”,

Software Quality And Car Racing

Change four tyres, add more than 80 litres fuel, tweak the car for better efficiency, clean the windshield, clear debris from the front grill, and give the driver water. All in less than 13 seconds.

Our Own Potter!

For those who have not read them it is difficult to understand the hype and hoopla surrounding the Harry Potter series of books.

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